Complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic analysis of the chimney swift, Chaetura pelagica

Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2017 Mar;28(2):221-222. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1115850. Epub 2015 Dec 29.


The chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica) is a bird belonging to the swift family, Apodidae, a member of the genus Chaetur. Here, we report the complete mitogenome sequence of C. pelagica, which was 16 892 bp and contained 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes and 1 non-coding control region. Phylogenic tree was constructed based on the complete mitogenome of C. pelagica and closely related 11 closely related species to estimate their phylogenic relationship and to approve the accuracy. The complete mitochondrial genome of the C. pelagica would provide more information for the research of C. pelagica and the evolution of Apodidae family.

Keywords: Apodidae; Chaetura pelagica; mitogenome.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Avian Proteins / genetics
  • Birds / genetics*
  • Genome, Mitochondrial*
  • Mitochondrial Proteins / genetics
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • RNA, Transfer / genetics


  • Avian Proteins
  • Mitochondrial Proteins
  • RNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Transfer